So what happens when a liberal’s cocoon is pierced? In the latest edition of PJM Political, I interview Harry Stein, the author of the newly released I Can’t Believe I’m Sitting Next to a Republican: A Survival Guide for Conservatives Marooned Among the Angry, Smug, and Terminally Self-Righteous. Its title derives from a dinner party that Stein was attending last year in bluer-than-blue Hastings on Hudson in New York State. (How blue is it?!, as another Ed was wont to say: it’s Keith Olbermann’s birthplace!) Stein raised a minor conversational point about the comparative inexperience of then-rookie Senator Obama, and the guest sitting next to him blurted out what would become the book’s title in a classic puritanical Margaret Dumont-esque tone.
- Steve Green on Gov. Mark Sanford’s Argentinean “adventures.”
- Five questions for James Lileks.
- Cliff May interviews novelist William R. Forstchen about his new book, One Second After, on the dangers of a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack.
- And from PJTV’s ongoing coverage, updates on the turmoil in Iran with Bill Whittle, Caroline Glick of the Jerusalem Post, plus Roger L. Simon, and Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi of Iran Press News.com.